Monday, March 16, 2009

What's in the kitchen: Tonight we had spaghetti and a green salad. This is an old family favorite. I made enough for dinner on Wednesday night also.

Children Issues: Ethan, my eight year old, lost his loving pet hamster Buddy. This was a traumatic experience for him as he is the one to find him dead. I wish I would have found him so I could run to PETCO and get a replacement...again.

Steps to Completing goal: I went to Trader Joe's this weekend and stocked up on natural and organic foods. My husband is a big fan of the chocolate cookies and of the homemade pizza I made on Sunday.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

So, I thought I was doing good with getting the kids to eat organic. I was just telling my husband last night that the kids have been eating up the organic cereals I bought. This morning as I walked in the kitchen, my husband was laughing. He watched the kids pour their cereal. They all reached in the cupboard for the SUGAR.... He said the kids have been putting a lot of SUGAR on the cereal. Those stinkers! Needless to say, he hid the sugar.

Monday, March 9, 2009

I am introducing my family to a new way of eating. I have slowly been introducing a diet of all natural, whole wheat, fresh, organic foods. This has been welcomed by my children but my husband is yet to be on board. His perfect meal would include corn dogs, french fries, bacon cheeseburger and a chocolate milkshake. He loves the processed foods. My kids love organic cereal, yogurt with fresh fruit and organic granola bars. Basically, if the food tastes good they will eat it. My mission has been to find healthy, practical, inexpensive yet delicious meals.
This was the side dish tonight along side baked fish-tilapia. I sauteed red onion, zucchini, petite baby carrots, broccoli and snap peas in olive oil. Then I added a pinch of salt with two cups of cooked whole wheat penne pasta. The kids ate it up. It was very flavorful and nutritious.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Much needed break

I feel as though the weight of the world has been lifted off my shoulders. I just emailed my final assignment to my professor. I am taking a short break from school. I was beginning to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Four kids, a full time job and working on my psychology degree.... ugh. To top it off, I just had a partial hysterectomy 2 weeks ago. The break is much needed.
Now, what will I do with my time?
Here are my goals during the next two months:
Finish the Thomas the Train quilt for my nephew, Payton
Start a new baby blanket for my new nephew (to be born in May)
Make cookies with the kids at least once a week
Replace all of our cleaners with non-toxic, natural cleaners
Make curtains for the girls' room ( I have had the material for 5 months)
Take the dogs (2 choc labs) for more walks
Sign up for cooking classes
Plan Nick's 8th grade graduation party

All of this will replace the homework!

Hopefully I will add to this list :)